Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: September 8, 2015

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Box Office Report September 4 – 7

War Room, a movie no one I know saw, walked away with the number one spot during the long holiday weekend at the box office.  It’s entirely possible that over the weekend audiences were looking for something new, and with little new to offer some interesting things happened.  Straight Outta Compton slipped from the number one stronghold to third in its fourth week.  A Walk in the Woods took second, while The Transporter Refueled opened in fifth.  Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Minions, Ant-Man, The Gift picked up a bump in tickets in spite of dropping off a number of screens, the opposite happened to No Escape, which gained screens, but lost tickets.  Inside Out, Jurassic World both returned to a few hundred screens to pick up a few million each in ticket sales, demonstrating that the 12 and 13-week-old films are still a bigger draw than most newer films.  This weekend we have to look at these two older films for the interesting news.  Inside Out is the second most successful Pixar film now, and Jurassic World is still huge, having grossed over 1 billion overseas.  There are now two questions, could Inside Out out perform Toy Story 3 and gross over $1.1 billion before it reaches the end of its theatrical run, and could Jurassic World gain enough ground to earn more than Titanic?  Both those questions may be answered in a few more months; both have about $400 – 500 million more to gross before they unseat their competition.

 

TW

LW

Title

Studio

Weekend Gross

%Change

Theater
Count /Change

Average

Total Gross

Budget

Week 

1

2

War Room

TriS

$13,388,558

+17.9%

1,526

+391

$8,774

$28,702,016

$3

2

2

N

Straight Outta Compton

Uni.

$10,908,832

1,960

$5,566

$12,806,684

1

3

1

A Walk in the Woods

BG

$10,845,930

-17.4%

3,094

-48

$3,505

$149,781,635

$28

4

4

3

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Par.

$9,425,519

+15.6%

2,849

-246

$3,308

$182,662,211

$150

6

5

N

The Transporter Refueled

EC

$9,005,474

3,434

$2,622

$9,005,474

1

6

4

No Escape

Wein.

$7,009,342

-13.6%

3,415

+60

$2,053

$20,010,421

2

7

6

Inside Out

BV

$4,517,228

+1.9%

2,102

-604

$2,149

$40,447,481

$75

4

8

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

WB

$4,453,513

+229.9%

2,967

+2,204

$1,501

$349,526,793

$175

12

9

N

Un Gallo con Muchos
Huevos

PNT

$4,357,004

395

$11,030

$4,357,004

1

10

5

Sinister 2

Focus

$4,193,644

-10.1%

2,651

-148

$1,582

$24,528,447

$10

3

11

11

Minions

Uni.

$3,903,090

+35.8%

1,927

-49

$2,025

$328,774,550

$74

9

12

8

Ant-Man

BV

$3,768,953

+22.6%

1,527

-163

$2,468

$174,071,653

$130

8

13

10

Jurassic World

Uni.

$3,371,675

+12.2%

1,591

-343

$2,119

$40,389,687

$5

5

14

9

The Gift (2015)

STX

$3,330,520

+10.6%

1,571

+332

$2,120

$647,374,160

$150

13

15

7

Hitman: Agent 47

Fox

$2,800,957

-33.7%

2,191

-1,082

$1,278

$19,948,464

$35

3


 

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https://youtube.com/watch?v=YfQnRjkuvaY%3C


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